I know this seems controversial but hear me out and I think you will see some portion of the light on this issue.
The advent of the armory changed this game (obviously from free to play to pay to play, be it with actual money or endlessly grinding for frags) we all know this, HOWEVER, what isn’t talked about is the fact that dev bases (up to prestige level) are idiotically easy. They are horrid war bases but you can use skins against them. What makes me laugh is all the moaning when dev bases leave. Imperial players rightfully complaining about CNFO and rebs doing the same. I have been as consistent as anyone that dev bases should NEVER have been set up the way they were. For so long imps were allowed to hit mind numbing bases and rack up UC completely on the back of hitting bases that provide zero challenge whatsoever. Laughably I have seen many people say that prestige dev bases are “hard.”
That my friends is the real root of this whole problem in this game. For literally years imps are allowed to skate by on 4 planets where dev bases are readily available to be hit, racking up frags in the process. Never once seeing the actual side of the game that caused so many to quit.
The ONLY solution that feasibly makes sense is fully developed dev bases, with turret skins, with GR, with sc troops that 100% refill after every hit. If you are prestige, you face only player or dev bases that are prestige with a fully set up base. There is not one single thing in this game that makes sense if that isn’t the starting point.
Laughably, the response from imps on here will be: “that will kill the game,” or “that’s not fair”
Back to the IF/THEN, IF this had been the way it was from the start, THEN imps would have stood shoulder to shoulder with rebs saying how idiotic the direction of this game is. Unfortunately, this wasn’t allowed to happen. Imps feasted on crap bases, artificially elevating frag levels, and this has continued for literally years. Topic after topic on how bad the game is, or better yet, and my personal favorite “PLM” topics. (Party like Macro) you all complain about that cesspool squad of 1, but aren’t mature enough to see that if dev bases were fully loaded they die and would have zero chance to continue doing what they are doing. Instead, you want to treat the symptom, never once challenging yourself to think more clearly at the root cause. The root cause has been, is, and will continue to be dev bases. This can’t be argued with any level of intelligence.
Lastly, before someone idiotically reply’s with “but if there is no dev bases cnfo will be all over”
Listen, stupid, I’m not saying delete ANY dev base, I am saying make them fully loadout on defense.